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Efficient, practical, reliable, squarely middle-class. It won't get you laid but, let's face it, if you're shopping for a minivan you gave up on that a long time ago.
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The Vapid Minivan is a four-door minivan in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The Minivan appears as a full-size four-door minivan apparently based on the 2001-2007 Dodge Caravan, suggested by its overall shape, all the way down to minor details such as its A-pillar mounted mirrors. Deviations from the Caravan include frameless windows, its grille, taken from the similar Chrysler Voyager (US model), and its rear end and tail-light cluster which takes after the 1999-2003 Ford Windstar. The Minivan has regular doors as opposed to sliding doors, similar to the first-generation Mazda MPV and Honda Odyssey minivans.

The Minivan appears to replace the Blista's role in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as a minivan, alongside the Perennial. It features a bulky bumper, a black grille sporting a small "24v" badge, and large headlights with small turn signals on the edges. Its hood is relatively small, with a curved design and elevation. The sides feature flared arches and thin ridges running from the front arches and towards the rear, along with "Minivan" badges on the side skirting. The cabin area is prominently large, with black trim and rounded rear-view mirror shells. The windows themselves are large, with the passenger doors and rear compartment windows being always tinted. The rear features a large compartment door holding the license plate and the corresponding "Minivan Sport" and "24v" badging on the lower sides, while the outer edges house the tail lights. Another bulky bumper protects the rear end.

The van may appear with additional roof bars or a roof spoiler. The Minivan is only set to spawn in a variety of single colors, but through the use of trainers, it is revealed that the secondary color is applied on the lower body, front and rear bumpers. The Minivan uses a unique set set of 5-spoke dual rims.

The Minivan is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Minivan returns in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online mostly unchanged from its appearance in GTA IV. One of the most notable model changes includes the wheel arches and side skirting, which appears to be far more pronounced than it was in GTA IV; the side skirts also bend slightly at the rear arches, while in GTA IV they do not. Compared to its previous single exhaust configuration, the car has a dual-exit exhaust setup. The vehicle also lacks the permanently tinted rear windows. The door handles are no longer inset within the door itself and are instead placed on top. Other changes include improved light and glass textures.

In the enhanced version of the game, the car gains a higher quality Cavalcade-based interior. The interior is heavily based on the interior found in both GTA IV and the original version of GTA V. It does not have any interior extras.

The car's dual paint colors is carried over unchanged from GTA IV. With new spawning colors, several of the car's spawning colors have "black" or "graphite" as their secondary color, allowing the car to spawn with dark lower bodywork and give the appearance of a basic model. Its wheel design was carried over from GTA IV, and is also replicated on vehicles like the Stanier, the Asea and the FQ 2.

In GTA V, the Minivan and its custom variant are the only vehicles of their body-styles.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

The Vapid Minivan is powered by what sounds to be a reasonably quiet "24v" (24 valved) engine, supported by its badging.

The Minivan in GTA IV has reasonably good suspension and impressive braking. The Minivan has a surprisingly high top speed thanks to the flat-plane engine, however, the time at which it takes to reach such speeds is let down due to its weight. The car also has limited traction, meaning setting off, particularly on grass, or on a steep gradient, can be near impossible if the throttle is pressed down in a sudden instance or too much-too soon.

The car's rear wheel drive layout still helps it off-road and on-road, allowing it to gain some control after an incident; enough to allow movement or recovery, however, the traction from the wheels doesn't work in harmony with the all wheel drive, which can be considered a let down for the vehicle.

All in all, the vehicle is not a recommended pick for any excessive use, such as pursuits, but it a reasonable car for getting from one place to another in no rush.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 2300 / 5071
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 24v (24 valves) (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 4 FR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Minivan in GTA V and GTA Online assumes the same engine model and cover as the Minivan in GTA IV, indicating no initial engine changes have been made during the cross-over. The engine now sounds similar to the engine found in the Primo in GTA V. Although the engine and the vehicle's AWD drivetrain work hard to propel the Minivan off the line, its sluggish 4-speed transmission combined with immense weight severely limits overall performance, not making the Minivan an ideal getaway vehicle, especially under hot pursuit. Though the output of this smooth-yet-potent engine is far from optimal, the sheer weight and aerodynamic properties of the Minivan results in low speeds. The firmness of the suspension, its AWD drivetrain and the rather low ride height give the Minivan ample support and stability when cornering, though under-steer is often noticeable. Braking is good, and ABS is standard on all models.

In the event of a crash, the bodywork tends to stay very well intact, although driver safety is not exactly class-leading in high-speed accidents. Although it was never intended for this purpose, if the player ever find him/herself off-roading in a Minivan, whether taking a shortcut or trying to escape from attackers, be wary of steep hills and uneven ground. While the minivan lacks the necessary power for excessive spinouts, it does not provide enough torque evenly to its rear tires to avoid getting stuck on even rather shallow hills or get over small obstacles.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 78 / 125 4 N/A AWD
60% FWD
40% RWD
2000 / 4409 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 125 / 201 (Website) 4 (Website) 24v (24 valves) (Badging) AWD (Website) 2000 / 4410 (Website) N/A
N/A N/A 4 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Minivan Custom N/A $330,000
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $3,750
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $3,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works (enhanced version).

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto IV
The Cabby in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)

A taxi variant of the Minivan appears in Grand Theft Auto IV, known as the Cabby. It features Liberty City Taxi decals and several accessories. The Cabby has its own "Minivan Cabby" lift-gate badge.

Minivan Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Minivan Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

A heavily modified variant of the Minivan was released on April 12th, 2016, as part of the continuation of the Lowriders: Custom Classics update.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Minivan fetching $2,000 in perfect condition.



Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Despite an additional exhaust outlet being added to the vehicle since its appearance in GTA IV, the lower level of detail models still have the original single exhaust setup found in GTA IV. This is likely a developer oversight.
  • The front left and right windows will only appear when the roof bars are present. This is due to the roof bars been considered a "convertible" roof extra[1], in the same fashion as the Banshee or Coquette without a roof. As a result, the car may be unlocked and thus, easier to steal.


The "Vapid Desgined" error found on the badge texture.

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, the "Vapid" badges on the skirting behind the rear doors incorrectly reads as "Vapid Desgined".
    • In the original version of GTA V, the "MINIVAN" badging on the side skirting beneath the front doors is mirrored. This was previously correct in GTA IV.
      • The inverted "MINIVAN" badging is corrected in the enhanced version of GTA V, albeit only the higher quality model was updated; the lower level of detail models still have the mirrored badges.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The right-hand-side mirror is considered part of the front wing component[2], while the left-hand-side mirror is considered part of the bodyshell. This results in only the passenger side mirror from being broken off in a collision. The mirror itself is not physically connected to the wing itself.
  • The exhaust pipes partially clip with the bumper itself.


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